Circuit Court 16th Judicial Dist Division 3

 

409 Rutherford County Judicial Building
20 Public Square North
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: (615) 898-8074
Fax: (615) 898-8013

Archive

 

Legal News

United States Supreme Court upholds validity of traffic stop based on anonymous tip in 911 call:

Navarette v. California

Filed April 22, 2014

Special Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Appellate Judge Election Process:

Hooker, et al. v. Haslam, et al.

Filed March 17, 2014

United States Supreme Court rules that police can lawfully search a residence without a warrant based on one occupant's consent, even when the other occupant objects to the search prior to being removed from the premises by the police.

Fernandez v. California

February 25, 2014

Tennessee Supreme Court reinstates DUI charges against man who passed field sobriety tests.

State v. Bell

February 20, 2014

Tennessee Court of Appeals refers attorney to Board of Professional Responsibility for "improper statements made in the attorney’s appellate brief about the trial judge."

Green v. Champs-Elysees

February 18, 2014

Tennessee Supreme Court reverses burglary conviction because defendant entered victim's residence with victim's "effective consent" prior to robbery.

State v. Pope

December 30, 2013

Tennessee Supreme Court rules that case filed by plaintiff against Wal-Mart store for failing to protect plaintiff from an intoxicated customer in the parking lot can proceed.

Cullum v. McCool

December 18, 2013

United States Supreme Court reaffirms authority of State Courts to decide questions of federal constitutional and statutory issues, holding that "there is no intrinsic reason why the fact that a man is a federal judge should make him more competent, or conscientious, or learned...than his neighbor in the state courthouse."

Burt v. Titlow

November 5, 2013

Chancellor not seeking re-election:

Robert E. Corlew, III, the longest-serving member of the Sixteenth Judicial District trial court bench, has announced that he is retiring at the end of his present term.  Chancellor Corlew gave Judge Siskin his start in Rutherford County, hiring him as law clerk in 1997.

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds state's Voter ID Act:

City of Memphis, et al. v. Hargett, et al.

October 17, 2013

Governor Haslam establishes Commission for judicial appointments:

Executive Order No. 34

October 16, 2013

Judge Siskin Attends Judicial Academy, September 30, 2013

Tennessee Supreme Court sends murder case back to Davidson County trial court due to juror's facebook messages to witness during trial:

State v. Smith, September 10, 2013

Tennessee Supreme Court places grandparents on equal footing with parents in proceedings to modify exisiting visitation Orders:

Lovelace v. Copley, September 6, 2013  

Tennessee Supreme Court rules post-conviction relief not available in contempt cases:

Baker v. State, September 6, 2013

United States Supreme Court holds that a suspect’s failure to answer police questions can be used against him at trial in some circumstances.
Salinas v. Texas, June 17, 2013

United States Supreme Court expands circumstances under which federal courts can review state court proceedings involving ineffective assistance of counsel claims.
Trevino v. Thaler, May 28, 2013

Rulings/Opinions

Brisbon v. State

Order Dismissing Post-Conviction Relief Petition

Filed June 5, 2014

Alexander v. State

Order Denying Post-Conviction Relief

Filed May 7, 2014

Constantino-Gonzalez v. State

Order Denying Post-Conviction Relief

Filed April 30, 2014

State v. George Mikita

Corrected Sentencing Order and Findings of Fact

Filed March 24, 2014

State v. Marcus Robey

Sentencing Order and Findings of Fact

Filed March 19, 2014

Gary Wayne Bush v. State

Order Denying Post-Conviction Relief

Filed March 18, 2014

Candance Carol Bush v. State

Order Denying Post-Conviction Relief

Filed March 18, 2014

Tamir Clark v. State

Order Denying Post-Conviction Relief

Filed March 5, 2014

State v. Mark Tracy Looney

Sentencing Order and Findings of Fact

Filed March 4, 2014

Jimmy Heard v. State

Order Denying Post-Conviction Relief

Filed November 12, 2013

Derrick Campbell v. State

Order Denying Post-Conviction Relief

Filed October 8, 2013

State v. Nicholas Phillips

Sentencing Order and Findings of Fact

Filed September 24, 2013

Randy Ray McFarlin v. State
Order Denying Post-Conviction Relief
Filed July 23, 2013

State v. Roy Smith
Sentencing Order and Findings of Fact
Filed July 10, 2013

State v. Zachary Hendrixson
Memorandum and Restitution Order
Filed June 21, 2013

State v. Darrius Cane
Sentencing Order and Findings of Fact
Filed April 1, 2013

State v. Jose Cruz Cortez
Order Denying Motion to Suppress
Filed December 13, 2012

   

 

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